Patrick's test

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A test for arthritis of the hip, in the so-called Patrick's trigger area.

Description

A test for arthritis of the hip, in the so-called Patrick's trigger area. The thigh and knee of the supine patient are flexed, and the external malleolus of the ankle is placed over the patella of the opposite leg. The test is positive if depression of the knee produces pain.

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